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Hosteria del Platano

Via Statale 29, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341815215
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Ranked #9 of 30 Restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $53
Cuisines: Italian, Vegetarian, Pasta, Winery
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Durham, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed a fine meal at this little gem along the lake road south of Varenna. It was so good we went back for a second dinner there on our last night of a week spent in the greater Como area. Chef Norma waited on us herself, and the menu speaks to her dedication to the regional specialities. The olive... More

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Falkirk
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We are staying at an apartment near to this restaurant and were very hopeful that the food would be good and so avoid the visit to Varenna. Unfortunately this was not the case - I had read much of the warm welcome but instead the greeting was rather cool. My husband had a starter of fresh fish which he enjoyed.... More

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Hosteria D, Direttore at Hosteria del Platano, responded to this review

...Thank you anyway...sometime is possible to make mistakes... we are very sorry about your time spend with us... maybe your chose was wrong...or your expectations was very high...probably will won't have a second possibility with you and so we wish all the best and we remain with our best regards More

Breda, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A true gem, where you least expect it...just outside of Varenna. A must visit when you like true Italian food with a personal touch! We will be back...

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Hosteria D, Direttore at Hosteria del Platano, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for your beautiful words!! All the best More

Springfield, il
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This charming place has the best food and atmosphere we came across during our trip to Lake Como. A fine wine selection, creative delicious appetizers (the pate and walnut bread was outstanding), fine unusual pasta, extremely good beef and lake fish, homemade ice cream and heart shaped sugar cookies. Pure bliss. And then the local herb digestif. Unforgettable!

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Hosteria D, Direttore at Hosteria del Platano, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for your beautiful words!! All the best More

Hereford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

As a surprise for my wifes 60th birthday, I arranged for us to stay at Fiumelatte, a little village just south of Varenna. I wanted to visit a lovely local restaurant on her birthday and decided to book a table at the Hosteria del Platano. This place is a little gem with excellent meal selection using local ingredients and cooked... More

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Hosteria D, Direttore at Hosteria del Platano, responded to this review

Thank you so much! it has been a big pleasure to have had you in our restaurant.... we are very happy you have enjoed our food!!!...And we areally hope to welcome you again in the next future! Wishing you all the best, we remain with our best regards...! : ) More

Bern
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

After the long but very scenic walk (from Varenna, very recommended) we arrived at Fiumelatte and my friend suggested to have lunch at this lovely restaurant. She had been there before and said it was really good. And she was right. We sat on the patio and enjoyed a nice lunch with a glass of Italian wine. The people who... More

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Hosteria D, Direttore at Hosteria del Platano, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and your time!!! we really hopeto welcoming soon in the next future.Best regards More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

What an absolute beautiful setting and delightful meals we had the pleasure of experiencing at Norma's restaurant. Norma, so wonderful and thoughtful, went out of her way to make us feel welcome and to teach us about the delectable food we were about to feast on. This became our restaurant of choice while in Lake Como. Whether enjoying a morning... More

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Hosteria D, Direttore at Hosteria del Platano, responded to this review

Thank you!!! And we hope to see you again!!!! Alll the best! More

Calmar, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Adventuring in to this cozy restaurant was delightful. Norma's warm greeting and gentle demeanor will set you at ease straight away. The meal selections were regionally varied palate pleasers, enjoyed by all around our table of seven. The Lake Como fresh fish entrees were highly praised by the fishers among us. Norma's suggestions for meal wines was spot on. The... More

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Melbourne
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were staying in Fiumelatte so Hosteria del Platano was a great place, and the ONLY place to have dinner. Norma's cooking is great; it is authentic Italian and in addition to her freshly made pastas, bread, dried lake fish etc... her locally made olive oil is fabulous too. Hosteria del Plantano is also great for your hit of coffee... More

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Oakville, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great atmosphere, wonderful food, Norma is incredible. Loved everything about this place. Norma even invited us back the next day to watch her making pasta, and we got a cooking lesson! Make sure you eat here at least once!

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